It seems like there have been a lot of natural disasters around the world lately, and the recent turmoil in Japan hit particularly hard because Andy and I have friends and family there. So far the people there we care about there (including Maid RPG designer Ryo Kamiya and his cohorts) are safe and sound, if uneasy. There are still aftershocks and rolling blackouts, to say nothing of people unaccounted for. Where people have said “Pray for Japan” I’ve been quick to add, “And please consider donating too,” and it’s time for us to put our money where my mouth is.
Here’s the deal: For the next month or so, for every copy of Maid RPG sold, print or PDF, we will donate the profit, plus $5 out of our own pockets to the Red Cross for disaster relief. That’s all there is to it. Buy it at the usual places, namely Indie Press Revolution or the Maid RPG website.
Update: Ben Lehman is also donating the proceeds of sales of his own game Bliss Stage to disaster relief until the end of the month!
There are plenty of other ways to donate to help Japan, and we encourage you to donate however works best for you. RPGNow is also taking donations, not to mention you can just donate to the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, or other aid organizations directly. And by the way, kudos to the guy who bought godhatesjapan.com and turned it into something positive.